When I got home, I told my friends I'd had a fantastic flight. They rolled their eyes and said flying is miserable, what could possibly make it fantastic? Well, check in was easy, I got through the security line quickly, and the staff (Miguel) at the gate in Sea-Tac was friendly and easy-going. Once on the flight I was delighted to find I had an empty seat next to me, which is a random perk that I really appreciate. The on-flight staff were very friendly, the food I bought was delicious. The captain didn't interrupt very often to make unnecessary announcements, which I also appreciated. No fussing babies, no arguing couples.... I think it was the best commercial flight I could have asked for. Oh! One more thing- we had an on-time takeoff and an early landing. Can't get better than that.